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List of governors of British Guiana


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governors_of_British_Guiana
Updated: 2017-07-02T21:22Z

The Governor of British Guiana was the Crown representative in British Guiana. The office existed from 1831 when the colonies of Demerara-Essequibo (see Demerara and Essequibo (colony)) and Berbice united as British Guiana until 1966 when Guyana attained independence.

Governors of British Guiana (1831–1966)

TermIncumbentNotes
21 July 1831 – 26 June 1833Sir Benjamin d'Urban
26 June 1833 – 27 June 1838Sir James Carmichael Smyth
27 June 1838 – 19 May 1848Henry Light
19 May 1848–12 February 1849William Walkeracting, first time
12 February 1849 – 11 May 1853Henry Barkly
11 May 1853–23 May 1854William Walkeracting, second time
23 May 1854 – 7 January 1862Philip Edmond Wodehouse
7 January 1862 – 25 January 1869Sir Francis Hincks
25 January 1869 – 26 December 1873Sir John Scott
27 December 1873–10 March 1874Edward Rushworthacting
10 March 1874 – 8 March 1877James Robert Longden
8 March 1877–3 April 1877William A. G. Youngacting, first time
3 April 1877 – 13 December 1881Cornelius Hendricksen Kortright
13 December 1881–4 May 1882William A. G. Youngacting, second time
4 May 1882 – 1887Sir Henry Turner Irving
26 April 1884–1884William Frederick Haynes-Smithacting for Irving
1887–1888Charles Bruceacting
1888–23 March 1893The Viscount Gormanston
April 1891–15 October 1891Sir Charles Bruceacting for Viscount Gormanston, second time
23 March 1893–5 July 1893Sir Charles Bruceacting, third time
5 July 1893–September 1895Sir Charles Cameron Lees
15 December 1894–29 January 1895Charles Cavendish Boyleacting for Lees, first time
September 1895–March 1896Charles Cavendish Boyleacting, second time
March 1896–27 March 1898Sir Augustus William Lawson Hemming
1 October 1896–18 November 1896Charles Cavendish Boyleacting for Hemming, third time
27 May 1897–28 July 1897Charles Cavendish Boyleacting for Hemming, fourth time
27 March 1898 – 25 December 1901Sir Walter Joseph Sendall
3 July 1901 – 26 September 1904Sir James Alexander Swettenham[1]
26 September 1904 – 5 July 1912Sir Frederick Mitchell Hodgson
5 July 1912 – 15 April 1917Sir Walter Egerton
15 April 1917 – 4 April 1923Sir Wilfred Collet
4 April 1923 – 31 August 1925Sir Graeme Thomson
31 August 1925 – 7 November 1928Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell
7 November 1928 – 9 June 1930Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg
9 June 1930 – 26 March 1935Sir Edward Brandis Denham
26 March 1935 – 19 November 1937Sir Geoffry Alexander Stafford Northcoteacting from 1936
19 November 1937 – 7 November 1941Sir Wilfrid Edward Francis Jackson
7 November 1941 – 1947Sir Gordon James Lethemacting from 1946
12 April 1947 – 14 April 1953Sir Charles Campbell Woolley
14 April 1953 – 25 October 1955Sir Alfred William Lungley Savage
25 October 1955 – 22 December 1958Sir Patrick Muir Renison
22 December 1958 – 7 March 1964Sir Ralph Francis Alnwick Grey
7 March 1964 – 26 May 1966Sir Richard Edmonds Luyt

On 26 May 1966, the colony achieved independence from the United Kingdom as Guyana. After independence, the viceroy in Guyana was the Governor-General of Guyana.

See also

References

  1. ^ "No. 27330". The London Gazette. 5 July 1901. p. 4469. 
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